F1 » Theissen to leave BMW

BMW motorsport boss Mario Theissen to stand down from his role in 2011

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November 25, 2010 11:04 PM

You say one up, however...
Jacques time at Williams was fine, he won the World Championship. Then he created BAR and basically couldn't be bothered anymore. It wasn't Mario, it was Jacques.
And lets face it, Vettel and Kubica are worth more than one point each.

Alex Kulcsar - Unregistered

November 25, 2010 11:37 PM

The optimist's outlook: Dr. Theissen has decided it's just a good time to retire. Thank's for all the great years, Mario.

The pessimist's outlook: Mario Theissen & David Tardozzi depart BMW within a few months of each other? Could there be rifts forming between BMW management & motorsports?

50 Cent - Unregistered

November 26, 2010 12:00 AM

no lost love....he destroyed BMW chances to remain in F1. More importantly lost the chance the year before to compete for the WDC when he decided to concentrate on next year's car and decided that Nick needed help with his tyre warm up issues.

Olek - Unregistered

November 26, 2010 5:23 AM

Overall he did a lot for bmw motorsport. Was it his choice to help nick we'll never know, but I believe his discipline prevented them from throwing all their effort into the 2008 car to help Robert challenge for the title. It is unfortunate if that is all he is remembered for, as he did more than just F1. Would not be surprised if we see him back in F1 again as that seemed to be his passion from 2006 on. As big as a fan I am of Kubica, BMW was still the #3 car on the grid. He led at the time because of his consistency. Not sure if that would have been enough to win but I guess we will never know.

Tealeaf - Unregistered

November 26, 2010 12:48 PM

Old mario = big failure! Stepping down now that BMW barely has a motorsport division is quite funny! But then who cares about BMW their road cars are ugly and overrated, designed for thugs and chavs I'm for 1 glad they failed in F1 and went out with a whimper!


November 26, 2010 1:06 PM

tealeaf. "bmw barely has a motorsport diision". who are you kidding. they are entering dtm, possibly v8s, run in alms etc etc. bmw have always said that they will race what they sell, hence their decision to get out of f1 and into saloon racing both with silhouette cars and actual road cars. i believe that it was the right decision, whether or not it affected f1.

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